White Rock-South Surrey Division of Family Practice

Recruiting Family Doctors to Our Community

With several family physicians in our community planning for retirement in the coming years, our Division is actively recruiting family physicians to call White Rock-South Surrey home. Andrea McCorkell, Recruitment Specialist, is collaborating with Health Match BC to recruit to our community. Peace Arch Hospital Foundation supports the White Rock-South Surrey Recruitment initiative.

We look forward to welcoming new family physicians and locums to our community and our Division. For more information, contact amccorkell@wrssdivision.ca. You can find postings for physician positions in our community at Health Match BC.

Why Join Our Community?

White Rock-South Surrey is a beautiful seaside community conveniently located 45 minutes from downtown Vancouver and 10 minutes from the US border. It offers rural living in areas such as Hazelmere Valley, as well as suburban residential neighbourhoods boasting a vibrant selection of well-known and independent retailers, restaurants, entertainment options, and amenities.

Our community is the perfect place for people of all ages. White Rock-South Surrey is one of the fastest-growing areas in BC, with many young families. We have excellent schools, sporting facilities, and an active arts community.

We have Peace Arch Hospital, a full-service hospital with emergency surgery, critical care, maternity, inpatient mental-health and substance-use services, inpatient rehabilitation services, laboratory services, outpatient services, ambulatory care and a hospice.

Some family physicians in our community work in the hospital as hospitalists or provide maternity care. There are other opportunities to work in long-term care, in a youth clinic and an opioid agonist clinic.

With virtually all local family physicians choosing to become members of our Division, we are able to support each other as colleagues and collaborate on the priorities we identify to further enhance the delivery of health care in our area. 

View our Welcome Guide.

Recruitment process in White Rock South Surrey 

You will meet (via zoom video conference) with our Recruitment specialist where you will tell us what you are looking for in a practice and we will tell you about our community, the Division, and the recruitment process. 

Meetings with the potential clinics will be arranged for you at a time when you plan to visit the community. We will drive with you to the clinic visits, show you the community and tell you more, and debrief your clinic visits. We also provide a welcome guide to help you understand more about the community.

To further assist you in making your decision of where to practice, we will connect you with other Family Physicians/members of our Division, to learn about their experience and to ask them any questions. You will become a member (no cost) of the Division, be honoured as a new Physician at our Hello-Goodbye celebration, and be supported in many other ways by the Division as you settle into your practice, and beyond. 

View our Onboarding Guide.

If you are interested in practicing family medicine in BC, you can access a one-stop portal for all the information family doctors, residents, and students locally and outside BC need to know here.

We thank the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation for its support of our Recruitment and Retention efforts, through the generous funding by a Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Healthy Community Grant.